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Wearing fresh undershirts!

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by duranelmer04, Mar 26, 2016.

How often do you purchase/replace your undershirts?

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  1. duranelmer04

    duranelmer04 New Member

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    I've been wearing undershirts under my business casual/professional clothes for years now. But I never really know how often I should be replacing these white undershirts. They are medium to high quality shirts. How often do people replace their undershirts?
     
  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Are you asking how frequently we wash them or throw them away? If toss, whenever they get dingy...usually a year+
     
  3. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Replace them when they show signs of wear which you find objectionable.

    When this happens will vary from person to person, and is highly dependent on a number of individual factors. When someone else replaces his undershirts should no more guide you, than would the fact that this man wears a size 12E shoe incline you to believe that that's the size you ought to be wearing.

    Murlsquirl - I didn't get the impression that the OP was wondering when to wash his undershirts. But if he were, that would be an easy question to answer; an undershirt should be washed after it's been worn. Same rule as applies to underpants.
     
  4. JulianC

    JulianC Member

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    Never owned an undershirt. Never known anyone who has
     
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  5. RyanM2

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    I wear undershirts - white v-neck t-shirts, not those "beaters". They protect my dress shirts from antiperspirant stains, and absorb sweat. There is added warmth in the winter. I prefer v-necks, so that they are not visible with an open collar.

    To answer OP, I replace them when they start looking worn out.
     
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  6. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Okay.

    But I'm not sure that's particularly relevant to the question of when one who does wear undershirts should replace them.

    It's sort of like there being a thread on crew neck sweaters vs. v-neck sweaters, and someone posting that he doesn't wear sweaters and has never known anyone who does.
     
  7. JulianC

    JulianC Member

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    Fair point, sorry
     
  8. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Where to buy v-neck undershirts? I bought some from Uniqlo but they are so short that they hardly stay tucked in.
     
  9. RyanM2

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    I just buy what's on sale at department stores... Calvin Klein, etc. The ones in packages, usually 2 or 3 in a package. Actually I have some by converse that are quite long.
     
  10. LGHT

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    Exactly what I do. I also purchase mine on the tighter side to avoid "bunching".
     
  11. LGHT

    LGHT Senior member

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    Hanes makes a v-neck "LT" LARGE TALL t-shirt that I buy and love. The are actually 3" longer than there regular shirts. Sometime hard to fine, but well worth it when you do.
     
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    I suppose I have a great deal of undershirts...mostly Uniqlo HeatTech for the cooler months, and Dry Fit for the warmer. I probably have one or two that are several years old, however they show no signs of wear, nor any stains, so why would I get rid of them?

    If you have a worn down, stained undershirt that you've only had for a month...then throw it away.

    There is no magic time-limit, just common sense.
     
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